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Wednesday, 23 October

No Flapping on Flip Flop

Wilson Access Machines (WPM) have been used to access the extreme Flip Flop ride at Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire. Whittle Programmed Maintenance hired two Teupen Leo 21 machines for cleaning and painting work.

WPM's Operations Manager, Andrew Simpson, said: “We told Wilson Access the type of work we needed to carry out on the Flip Flop and they conducted a site survey before recommending the Leo 21 machines.

“The Flip Flop ride is situated over a vast water filled basin and once the water was drained away, we needed to get powered access equipment into the basin to begin our work. The access machines were a good choice because they are track mounted they didn’t cause damage to the grassed area around the ride and easily negotiated the raised kerb surrounding the basin.”

The Leo 21 has a working height of 21m and an outreach of 12m. It is one of the few tracked mounted units to offer a full 250kg lifting capacity, even at full outreach. Its non-marking tracks means that it is ideal for internal applications. Built-in outrigger pads also provide low point loadings for sensitive surfaces.

Picture: A nice clean Flip Flop

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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